“One never learns to teach once and for all. It is a continuous, ongoing, constantly deepening process” (Shulman, 2004).
National and international research shows unequivocally that quality teaching has the greatest in-school impact on student learning than any other factor. Consequently, the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership’s Teacher Performance and Development Framework (AITSL, 2010) urges schools to focus on improving teaching practices in order to raise student achievement. Such a culture of self-improvement is a key tenet of The Art and Science of Teaching, in which teachers are provided with clear guidelines as to what constitutes effective practice.
The Art and Science of Teaching instructional framework provides practical, research based strategies aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Further, it provides a shared and precise language for teachers and school leaders to articulate, collaborate and reflect upon all aspects of quality teaching. The Art and Science of Teaching framework promotes the development of expertise as teachers broaden the depth and breadth of strategies they utilise to impact upon student learning and engagement.
What are past participants saying about The Art and Science of Teaching Institutes?
“This institute gave me practical strategies to implement in the classroom and affirmed my current practice!”
– Steve Wright, Queensland
“This Institute gave me the opportunity to understand the whole framework and how it supports improved teaching practice and student learning”
– Meredith Edwards, SA
“Specific examples and strategies that inspired me to improve my pedagogy.”
– Julie Preston, NSW